January 02, 2019

CCI appoints Pramod Kumar Singh as its Secretary


On January 1, 2019, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) appointed Shri Pramod Kumar Singh as its Secretary. According to the CCI, the Secretary would act as the nodal officer for the Commission for making or receiving all statutory information and entering into the any formal relationships including signing of memorandums with any foreign agency or other agency with prior approval from the Commission and government.

Before this, Singh was Adviser & Head of the Anti-Trust Division at the CCI from 2009. At CCI, he has worked in different positions and analyzed a number of cases relating to anti-competitive conduct and combinations. He has also been associated with drafting of various implementing Regulations. In addition, he has successfully handled litigation for the CCI.

Prior to that, from September 1987 to October 2009, Singh served as a Civil Judge/Additional District and Sessions Judge at the High Court of Allahabad. As a Member of Judicial Service, he has adjudicated a great number of cases relating to Civil/Criminal Law. From January 2001 to December 2004, he was Secretary/Registrar at the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT), Delhi. DRAT being a newly established body then, Singh was involved in setting up and making the organization functional and was also assigned the task of Head of Office. At DRAT, he evolved procedure for listing and handling Appeals and exercised quasi-judicial functions.

From June 1996 to November 1998, Singh served as a Law Draftsman at the Law Commission, where he analyzed a number of references received from the Government and Statutory Authorities regarding the drafting of new legislation or amending the existing one. He was also associated with preparing reports and drafting legal provisions.

From June 1985 to August 1987, Singh worked as a Lawyer. After getting enrolled, he practiced in the District and High Court mainly in civil matters.

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